Whately, Percival Vivian Victor (1897-1917)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: Percival Vivian Victor Whately (1897-1917), born 22 June 1897, only son of Thomas Percival Whately (town clerk of Godalming and clerk to the borough magistrates) and Agnes Mary Whately of Gorse Bank, Enton, Godalming, Surrey.
Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.
Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) May 1911-April 1915; 1st XV rugby football team, 1914.
WW1, Lieutenant in the 179th Machine Gun Corps, 60th Division. In 1915 received a commission in the Northamptonshire Regiment, afterwards transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. Went to France in June 1916 and in July 1917 was sent to Palestine. Also served in Salonika. Killed on 27 December 1917 in the defence of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel, R. 55 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/648440/WHATELY,%20PER...
Godalming War Memorial, Surrey www.godalming-war-memorial.org.uk/whatelypvv.html.
Sherborne Preparatory School roll of honour www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/28163613991...
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour. T.P. Whately donated £5.5s. towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of his son, Lt. P.V.V. Whately.
Obituary, 'The Shirburnian', February 1918: 'Lieut. P.V.V. Whately, Machine-Gun Corps, who was killed on December 27th, was the only son of Mr T. Percival Whately, town clerk of Godalming and clerk to the borough magistrates. He was 20 years of age, was educated at Sherborne School, and in 1915, a few days after attaining 18 years, he received a commission in the Northamptonshire Regiment, being afterwards transferred to the Machine-Gun Corps. He went to France in June, 1916, where he took part in hard fighting last spring. In July he was sent to Palestine.'